Bridgeport, California


Geography and Features

The ZIP Code is 93517, and the community is inside area code 760.

Hot Springs, in the hills to the east of the town.

The US Marine Corps' Mountain Warfare Training Center is located approximately convert|20|mi|km north of Bridgeport on State Route 108.

Bridgeport is also notable for its proximity to the well-preserved ghost town of Bodie. Formerly known as Piney Meadows, Bridgeport is annually visited by thousands of tourists, many of whom come to the area for its well-known trout streams.

Bridgeport also occasionally plays host to the annual E Clampus Vitus celebration.

Bridgeport has some of the finest backcountry winter recreation in the world. Over 500 miles of cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding, snowmobiling and multiple-use trails are found around the town, including from Virginia Lakes Road, the Sweetwater Range, Buckeye, Bodie Hills and Summers Meadows. Huge numbers of backcountry bowls can be used for telemarking and XC Downhilling. Always check weather and avalanche conditions before venturing into the backcountry; weather conditions change rapidly.


In the state legislature Bridgeport is located in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cox, and in the 25th Assembly District, represented by Republican Tom Berryhill. Federally, Bridgeport is located in California's 25th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +7 [cite web | title = Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest? | publisher = Campaign Legal Center Blog | url= | accessdate = 2007-10-20] and is represented by Republican Buck McKeon.

Bridgeport in fiction

Bridgeport is the setting of the 1947 film "Out of the Past"; several sequences were filmed on location in the town.

Bridgeport plays a small role in the novel "The Dharma Bums" (1958) by Jack Kerouac; it is the place from where the main characters Ray Smith, Japhy Ryder and Henry Morley start their climb to the nearby Matterhorn Peak.


External links

* [ Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce]
* shows photos and links to the area, winter recreation services.

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